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A law that took effect Sunday, Sept. 1, has given tenants in California extra time to respond to most three-day eviction notices. Under the legislation, weekends and court holidays will no longer count toward the three-day notice period and the five-day period for responding to an unlawful-detainer summons and complaint. For example, under the new law, the deadline to pay rent for a three-day notice served given on a Friday wouldn’t be due until Wednesday— two days later than the current Monday deadline. Previously, weekends and court holidays could count toward these notice periods, although a notice could not expire… Read More

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To help rental housing professionals prepare for the new year, the California Apartment Association has updated all its rental forms and instruction sheets. The association also has published a pair of new forms for members to use in 2019. CAA’s Compliance Committee made these changes based on new laws, member requests and questions submitted through CAA’s Landlord Helpline. All new and revised forms are accessible through our rental forms page. Here is a list of the forms with major revisions, as well as the newly published forms: Forms 2.0/2.1: Rental/Lease Agreement (Updated): This form was revised to allow third-party rent… Read More

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The California Apartment Association has published seven new rental forms and has updated many of its existing forms and instruction sheets. CAA’s Compliance Committee made these changes based on new laws, member requests and questions submitted through CAA’s Landlord Helpline. A complete list of changes appears in the Forms Change Chart, which can be found here.

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The California Apartment Association has updated its month-to-month rental agreement and lease agreement to address California’s legalization of recreational marijuana use. CAA added wording to these agreements to prohibit the smoking of marijuana in rental housing. Click here for an FAQ on the legalization of recreational marijuana, which came with the passage of Proposition 64 in the Nov. 8 election. The agreements also now contains provisions for banning the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping, as well as a mandatory bedbug notice. These revisions, plus updates to several other forms, are in response to court cases, laws taking… Read More

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https://youtu.be/gb7t0ibaXzE If you’re a landlord who reaches for a can of Raid at the first sign of a cockroach or spider, prepare to break that habit. A law taking effect in January targets pest control do-it-yourselfers in the rental housing business. Owners and their employees must begin notifying tenants whenever they personally apply pesticides, as opposed to using a pest control operator. Below, you’ll find detailed information for following the new regulations, as well as links to the forms you’ll need — available exclusively to CAA members.  In large part, the new notification rules for landlords reflect the kind of… Read More

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